Palazzolo Acreide: medieval and Baroque together

Things to do, attractions, interesting facts

Palazzolo Acreide

Area: Siracusa surroundings

Palazzolo Acreide, a UNESCO world heritage site, merges two souls: one medieval and the other baroque.
The first urban center was built by the Greeks in 664 BC. and is located not far from the current one. The name of the town derives from Akrai, which in Greek means summit, while palazzolo derives from the name that the Normans gave it, Palatiolum, due to the presence of an imperial palace. Palazzolo Acreide in the Norman period, in fact, developed around the castle. Following the earthquake of 1693 it was rebuilt in the beautiful Sicilian baroque style.

What to see

The village is striking for the singularity of its urban structure, rich in testimonies from different eras: the ancient Greek settlement of Akrai in the upper part of the city; the medieval center with the castle; the upper district, rebuilt after the earthquake of 1693, with its baroque churches and ancient noble palaces.

Things to do

Tour, Experience, Tastings,...

Palazzolo Acreide is set in the splendid scenery of the Iblei mountains: this makes it suitable for various types of activities, experiences, excursions, tours,...

Things to do in Palazzolo Acreide

Tour, experiences, workshop or class, day trips, transfers, private tours,...

Tour from corso Vittorio Emanuele to the watermill

In Palazzolo Acreide, there is a fairy-tale place: a 17th-century mill, nestled in the Hyblean valley, bordered by a stream, among walnut and oak trees.

Traditional Festivals, Events, Live Show,... Palazzolo Acreide

What to eat

Typical food, local wines and drinks, traditional dish to taste in Palazzolo Acreide

You can obviously taste all the typical products of Sicilian cuisine, the most well-known ones, such as cannoli, Sicilian cassata, arancini, etc. But there are some specialties typical of this area that are more difficult to find in other areas of Sicily.

Here, as in all other places in Sicily, you will easily find the best-known dishes of typical Sicilian cuisine.

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Interesting Facts

Interesting and fun facts, mythology, legend, folk tales and more to know about Palazzolo Acreide

Where to stay

Ronco Corridore, 10
Palazzolo Acreide SR

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Nearby Places

Below you will find a list of the most beautiful places to visit in the surroundings of Palazzolo Acreide. The places are located at a maximum distance of about an half hour by car. Good fun!


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Siracusa surroundings


Ragusa surroundings

Monterosso Almo

Ragusa surroundings